After the sun was long down on January 6, and lights were on, colors still danced in the odd ruffles of clouds. Click on image to see it at my website.
Happy Thanksgiving to all, and I am holding a vision in my mind that anyone that is lonely or sad today has someone reach out to them to bring comforting positive words, a hug, a warm blanket or good meal, whatever it is that they are most in need of today or any day. Regardless of National holidays, this is my vision for everyday. May this old world find more peace and far less anger and violence, and that change has always started with each one of us.
Watch ourselves… when we see the crazy things that happen on the news, what is your reaction? DO you rush to blame someone and pile on the judgement in comments on the internet? Or do you stop and try to see the situation from all sides and realize we have no place in life to be judges of others when we do not know the full circumstances? Think about your words… for they do have an effect on others. In this day of technology, those words can stick around to haunt you for a long time!
Think about it… give thanks, and think about what positive energy you can put out into the world to balance all the negative. I love you all, and hope for the very best for each and everyone of us!
These first 3 images are from recent weeks out at Trout Lake, Washington at the Trout Lake Natural Area Preserve near town. As you can see in the photo with people this is not a deep lake, but rather a wide spreading stream through a marshy area. In high runnoff times the body of water appears to be much larger and makes lovely reflections on occasion.
THESE next couple of shots were taken last night in the Columbia River Gorge, where long bands of smooth layers of the lenticular fashion stretched north and south across the Gorge as they are prone to doing at the beginning of weather change activity.
Tonight’s sunset from July 21, 2014 in White Salmon looking Northwest:
And this one more image is a sunset looking west, taken in mid July.
My nephew called me this morning with a heads up about lovely sunlight coming under the fog on the Columbia near The mouth of the White Salmon River. Being the night Owl that I am, I was not yet ready for the day. I threw on my clothes, grabbed my camera, and drove down the hill to explore. While I did get a few intriguing fog shots with my big camera, this post is all iPhone shots from a little later in the morning I wandered on down to the Spring Creek national fish hatchery just west of the White Salmon River, and found some lovely reflections.
A little bit about the local fish hatcheries: there are three of America’s national fish hatcheries in our area along the Columbia River. Carson national fish hatchery roughly 20 miles to the west on the Wind River; the Little White Salmon/Willard national fish hatchery complex roughly 8 miles west on the Little White Salmon River; and this one in Underwood near the mouth of the White Salmon River.
By the way, the fall Chinook Salmon babies are swimming around in the pool getting strong enough to make their journey to the ocean. They’re so bright and shiny, a joy to watch. I stared, mesmerized, at their TV screen displaying the underwater antics of the tiny fish. I learned there is a very large population expected to return to the Little White Salmon fish hatchery this year
The area around this local hatchery is a beautiful place to visit. Not only is the visitor center itself a beautiful place, but there is a park along the road into the center that is heavily used by windsurfers seasonally, and is very empty this time of year and peaceful. Today the river was amazingly calm with clouds and sun coming and going. I was blessed with a phone call from my daughter in Seattle and she kept me company as I took pictures.
As I said earlier all these pictures are from the iPhone 4S using primarily the ProHDR app for shooting, and the Snapseed App, and the A+ signature app for processing. This entire post was shot, written, designed and posted at The Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery, a place worth visiting.
I just felt like some COLOR was appropriate, rich vibrant color to counteract the Ice and bitter wind outside. A friend treated me tonight to an amazing day at Bonneville Hot Springs Resort, and tonight coming home was the coldest it has been in awhile. So, for all of you anxious for warmer and brighter weather, I present PINK!
Yes I am going back to summer now, since it is brighter and warmer than what is outside! These are all from my July 2013 folder from camping and hiking up in Bird Creek Meadows on the SE slopes of Mount Adams in southern Washington State.
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Hope you enjoy the sunshine on flowers, and have a happy feeling!
As I said above, check out the links in the sidebar. Many of these images are going in the 4th edition version of the book “Trout Lake and Beyond” which is now up to 46 pages on this remodel! I will be displaying pages from there soon… as well as my 2014 calendar.
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Mid October brought some marvelous color. These are print quality images, and if you click on the individual photos it will take you to a print purchasing site. I can also get metal prints, canvas or thinwrap images ready to hang on the wall, from 5 x 7″ up to 30 x 45″ sizes of most any image, and those can be ordered directly through myself via email at email@example.com . A price list for different mediums can be found here, and I do run specials often so keep your eyes open! You can also think about possible Cluster images, and more info on that is in this link for Clusters, Splits and triptych
These next 5 images are different versions of Sleeping Beauty on a lovely October 9 morning following the Aurora display during the night, seen from along Trout Lake Creek, Trout Lake, Washington. Click on your fave to see it on my Print Purchasing site
Farther downstream a lovely step by step falls cascades down in a lovely location above the bridge on the Mount Adams Highway.
I have prints hanging at North Shore Cafe in White Salmon through October, and North Shore Clinic and the Hospital as well
A few quick shots to share a day along the road and at Mirror Lake as the temps drop rapidly at Tract D and Bird Creek Meadows.
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LOCALLY I will be setting up a small show the first week in October at North Shore Cafe in White Salmon one more time. You can find my notecards for sale across the street at Artisans Jewelery and Gallery, at Dickeys in Bingen, and at Heavenly Grounds in Trout Lake.
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and a while before that I caught this more subtle one. I love to be up here in Tract D and Bird Creek Meadows. The season will not be lasting much longer, possibly end of September or mid October the gates will lock back up.
Yakama Nation Tract D includes the eastern half of the Mount Adams Wilderness
This Friday evening September 20, 2013, from 5-8 pm at North Shore Cafe in White Salmon there will be a Trunk show with several artisans displaying our wares (yes, including me). If you are on facebook you can learn more here
They will also be open for business with their usual goodies and juices, coffee and snacks
or, here is a map for directions You can see a Bing map here for directions
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The featured image above and this next image are from June7,2013, as Northern lights danced in the midnight and early morning sky while I danced around my camera in the silence of a mountain night… which is never really silent, but alive with the songs of the stars, the movement of nocturnal birds and animals. The sort of silence that refreshes my spirits even without the Aurora dancing overhead!
ahhh, a night when color filled the sky to the north of Mount Adams, in southern Washington. What a great night!
More of the same feeling of the deep night on June 1 as I snapped images from 1 am until sunrise near Mount Adams. The rich tones of the night recharged my spirits and brought me energy. This next slideshow is taken throughout that night into sunrise. I hope you enjoy!
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Some helpful sites for watching Aurora forecasts include the following
I will include several larger images that are in the slide show, since it is so small and won’t let you click on individual images.